Thorndon Quay Clearway

3 May 2010

The morning commute along Thorndon Quay will soon be a whole lot safer for cyclists.

Over the next few months, we will be making changes to establish a new clearway between Tinakori Road and Mulgrave Street that will give city-bound cyclists more space to ride and reduce the risk of accidents. The clearway will operate Monday to Friday, 7.00am - 9.00am.

The cycling route is the city's busiest and one of the most hazardous. Motorists will still be able to use parking spaces on the other side of Thorndon Quay during the morning peak and cross the road using a new pedestrian crossing, which will go in near the Bordeaux Bakery.

However, there will be no parking on the citybound side until after 9.00am, with the exception of a five-minute park outside the bakery and a loading zone for early morning customers who need to pick up supplies from City Timber and Simply Steel.

The changes are expected to be in place by the end of June.